Albrighton’s cross, which was fired home by Leonardo Ulloa, was the winger’s seventh assist of the season – a tally which is matched by only one other English player in Ross Barkley.
The 25-year-old’s incredible season for Leicester is yet another kick in the teeth for Aston Villa as they allowed the winger to leave Villa Park for the King Power Stadium 18 months ago.
The former England U21 international came through the ranks at Villa, impressing in the youth teams and earning a reputation as one of the brightest young wingers in the top-flight.
However, Albrighton struggled for games and Villa were happy to see him wind down his contract, opting not to offer him a new deal and allowing him to depart in the summer of 2014.
Villa’s loss has now been Leicester’s gain, as the player is closing in on a potential Premier League winners medal while the Villains are all-but certainties to suffer relegation to the Championship.
|Team||Goals||Assists||Shots per Game||Key Passes per Game||Take-ons per Game||Accurate Crosses per Game||Ball Recoveries per Game||Appearances|
|Jack Grealish||Aston Villa||1||0||1.17||0.83||1.75||0||3.92||12|
|Scott Sinclair||Aston Villa||2||0||0.74||0.21||0.89||0.11||2.26||19|
As shown by the table provided by Opta, Albrighton’s overall contributions for Leicester this season far outweighs that of Villa duo Scott Sinclair and Jack Grealish.
Aside from contributing with more goals and assists combined, the Leicester man has posted on average more shots, key passes, accurate crosses and ball recoveries per Premier League this season.